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Ross County are involved in a fight for sixth place with four other teams all within two points of each other. Hamilton Accies win last night pushed them to the top of this mini-league, but despite a run of form which has seen County without a win in over two months, a win over the Champions tonight would see the Highlanders climb into the top half of the table.

Their best chance of getting a result like this surely lies between the ears of the Celtic players. Over the last eight days Celtic have twice played to packed out crowds in Champions League and League Cup semi-final encounters. Victoria Park, Dingwall, will provide nothing like the same intensity. How Brendan Rodgers sharpens his players wits for what will be a cup final for the hosts, will be a significant challenge.

County are one of only three clubs in the league who have not beaten any of the table’s top half teams (bottom club, Dundee, and ‘The Rangers are coming’ ‘Going for 55’ ‘Narrowing the gap’ Newco are the other two). This type of statistic is often interpreted as a negative, but beating the teams at the bottom of the league is a critical objective of any team who want to survive.

Ross County are not having a great season, but they have achieved the most important things and can play with the pressure off tonight. It’s a result I’d not put money on.

While the Celtic engine rolls on, Aberdeen’s stalled at Hamilton last night, albeit to a soft-looking penalty. If we win our games in hand we’ll have an eight point advantage over Hearts and 10 over Aberdeen., which is a remarkable lead so early in the season, especially as we are the only team distracted by European competition.

One issue on team selection: 72 hours from now we’ll be underway at Pittodrie. While we need to pick a team to win tonight’s game, players are not machines. This should be a night for Griffiths, Armstrong, Roberts, McGregor, Izaguirre and Gamboa to start.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MINX1888 PRAYING TO WEE OSCAR on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:05 PM

     

     

    Thanks one and all for the lovely birthday wishes! I am indeed one very lucky and spoiled ghirl!

     

     

    Now if Brendan and the bhoys just continue with the birthday celebrations that will be great

     

     

    Thanks again

  2. MACJAY1 FOR NEIL LENNON on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:05 PM

     

    NATKNOW on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:02 PM

     

     

    VFR800A8 on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 11:57 AM

     

     

     

    Barra is on my bucket list.

     

     

     

    The Barras are on mine.Are they still open?

  3. THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:07 PM

     

    Im Spartacus

     

     

     

    Oh no your not.Your just an old intellectual in disguise.

  4. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    TURKEYBHOY on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:10 PM

     

    MACJAY1 FOR NEIL LENNON on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:05 PM

     

     

    NATKNOW on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:02 PM

     

     

     

    VFR800A8 on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 11:57 AM

     

     

     

     

    Barra is on my bucket list.

     

     

     

     

    The Barras are on mine.Are they still open?

     

     

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    Not to pseuds.

     

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    :-)

  5. Keep the heid tonight.Pass them off the park as we can,take the chances that will inevitably follow and we will win comfortably.Our problem up at ICT was we got involved in their industrial brand of football,as often happens up there.No fears for tonight.Saturday will be a battle,but after watching them against the Huns,I am not impressed with the Dons.Hearts look a better team.

  6. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Turkeybhoy

     

     

    Ive got a brain…if thats what you mean.

     

    And of course, if people didnt understand history, politics, reality….you could tell them anything really, couldnt you?….in fact, if people are stupid enough, you can convince them that Sevco are Rangers.

     

    You get my point?

     

    I mean for example, you can actually get people to believe that Donald Trump knows what he is talking about.

     

    And of course….Putin isnt a headcase, no….He is a strong leader, isnt he?

     

     

    HH

     

     

    HH

  7. NATKNOW on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:02 PM

     

    Barra is fantastic; I went every year for the October break for a while and I miss it!

     

     

    MACJAY1 FOR NEIL LENNON on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:05 PM

     

    Brilliant place; you will love it. Fundamentally unsullied by the march of time in many ways!

     

     

    THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:04 PM

     

    Aye, Apple and Google know how to run a business and deliver a great product. Capitalism in action. MACJAY will be pleased!

     

     

    KTF

  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    TURKEYBHOY on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:21 PM

     

     

    Mate.

     

    Stuff the politics.

     

    We`re on the same side.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  9. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    MacJay

     

     

    Good point.

     

    We are all on the same side, some just dont realise it.

     

    Corporatism is beyond general conception.

     

    However, i believe Burger King now do deliveries:), and HD streaming id Free:)

     

     

    HH

  10. MACJAY1 FOR NEIL LENNON on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:18 PM

     

    Strangely , I `m starting to like Joey.

     

     

     

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37773175

     

     

    I have always liked him.Aff his heid,full of fun,off the wall,a nutter.Whichever.One thing about him no matter what anyone says,he can play football.I remember Joey and his support of”The cause”His slaughtering of The Royals.Funny how all this started after the Linfield game and the Bigotfest.

     

    What he is doing to them now has only increase my admiration of the man.

  11. Talking to myself on last post!!!

     

     

     

    VFR800A8 at 11.57am

     

     

     

    We took our kids aged 12 & 9 to London last month.

     

     

     

    They wanted to see a red phone box and use it.

     

     

    Phoned my mum, didn’t mention any of the sights of London to her, just that they were phoning from a red phone box!!

     

     

    Gave my wife and I a good giggle!!

  12. One brave soul asked the PR professional what he should say in interviews if he still had Rice Krispies stuck in his hair – as seemed likely given the ferocity of the breakfast time brawl.

     

     

     

    An absolutely hilarious line from the brilliant Klumpany today.

     

    Keep on Klumping.

  13. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Should Joey B have to answer the betting charges to the SFA, I reckon he could claim victimisation.

     

     

    He could cite the Constipated Gardener as his witness and get him toprovide the SFA with his list of “hundreds” of player punters.

  14. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Now bhoys, not so long ago, if you would have told me that i would be sitting watching Celtic away to Ross County ‘Live’, on a 49 in Smart TV.

     

    I would have said you were mental.

     

    That is powerful technology.

     

     

    HH

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    THOMTHETHIM 1239

     

     

    He only has to point out that punitive measures should be in line with precedence,fair and proportionate.

     

     

    The huns will lose this one too.

     

     

    Particularly if Barton stills retains his membership of The PFA.

  16. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    VFR

     

     

    You might appreciate that article i referred to earlier…’Manufacturing the Deadhead’

     

    Gordon Wasson….John Allegro….Sandoz Labs, Hoffman etc.

     

    Interesting stuff.

     

    Shhhh…..Thought Crime:)

     

     

    HH

  17. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    TURKEYBHOY on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:31 PM

     

     

    I`ll go along with that.

     

     

    Non conformists are my type of people.

  18. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:31 PM

     

    MacJay

     

     

     

    Good point.

     

     

    We are all on the same side, some just dont realise it.

     

     

    Corporatism is beyond general conception.

     

     

    However, i believe Burger King now do deliveries:), and HD streaming id Free:)

     

     

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    Mmmmm

     

     

    Habemus corpus.

     

    Deid but they wont lie down.

  19. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:43 PM

     

     

    And me doing the same thing in Van Diemens Land.

     

     

    Buenas noches , todos.

  20. If you had told me back in the 80’s that I’d have consumed so much Jelly n Ice Cream late 2012 into 2013 I’d have told you you were mad. I’d also have worried about being a fatty with eating, no gorging on so much jelly n ice cream. Then came 2012/2013. I was a fatty and bhoy did a gorge on jelly n cream. Mainly in Green and Gold Jelly with a nice dollop of vanilla ice cream in the middle.

     

     

    What’s this pash about no knowing about all the electroninc gadget though? Did none of you watch tomorrows world.

     

     

    MWD Jet Packs out of here.

     

     

    PS. I thing We missed an opportunity on Sunday to sing a wee ditty to the Huns given their water fracas.

     

     

    You are sailing.

     

    You are sailing.

     

    Stormy waters.

     

    Stormy Seas.

  21. Macjay,

     

    I think it was the No. 64 bus that went from Dalmuir to Auchenshuggle along Dumbarton Road, Argyle Street and then London Road.

     

    I used to catch it in front of the Art Galleries and on the return get off it at the Calypso Bar.

     

     

     

    SoconvenientCSC

  22. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:50 PM

     

    THOMTHETHIM 1239

     

     

     

    He only has to point out that punitive measures should be in line with precedence,fair and proportionate.

     

     

     

    The huns will lose this one too.

     

     

     

    Particularly if Barton stills retains his membership of The PFA.

     

     

    *****

     

    If there is any truth in the report that Barton turned down £35k per week at Barnsley, for a one year contract, to go to Ibrox, then there is no chance of him heading south with less than his full whack from Sevco.

     

     

    It can be assumed that his two year contract amounts to at least the equivalent of what the English club had to offer.

     

     

    At face value, considering they are still paying him, it looks as though all the huns have to bargain with his Joey’s good nature and his love of Sevco .

     

     

    Therefore The Bould Boy may take one for the team ……….aye, right!

  23. THOMTHETHIM FOR OSCAR OK on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 1:08 PM

     

     

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 12:50 PM

     

     

    THOMTHETHIM 1239

     

     

     

    He only has to point out that punitive measures should be in line with precedence,fair and proportionate.

     

     

    The huns will lose this one too.

     

     

    Particularly if Barton stills retains his membership of The PFA.

     

    *****

     

     

    If there is any truth in the report that Barton turned down £35k per week at Barnsley, for a one year contract, to go to Ibrox, then there is no chance of him heading south with less than his full whack from Sevco.

     

     

    It can be assumed that his two year contract amounts to at least the equivalent of what the English club had to offer.

     

     

    At face value, considering they are still paying him, it looks as though all the huns have to bargain with his Joey’s good nature and his love of Sevco .

     

     

    Therefore The Bould Boy may take one for the team ……….aye, right!

     

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    That’ll be the first thing he’ll have done for the team then!

     

     

    I wondered at the £35k/week thing too. TBH I’ll take anything reported by BBC Scotland with a very large pinch of salt. They simply don’t do journalism very well. All rumour and supposition.

  24. mullet and co 2 on

    Message for Joseph Barton’s legal team –

     

     

    If you do manage to negotiate a pay off in the form of a lump sum make sure it’s payable within 30 days.

     

    Otherwise you might have to go to court to request the ring fencing of Joeys money.

     

     

    Someone asked for the very same thing from another club a while back. Turned out they were right to be concerned.

  25. Would like to see Griffiths , Roberts, Henderson and izzy get a start tonight.

     

     

    Ryan Christie to get some game time aswel.

  26. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    SARGASSOSEA on 26TH OCTOBER 2016 1:06 PM

     

     

    I lived in Scotstoun. Number 24 tram ? All the way to Celtic Park.

     

    No. 64 bus latterly. You`re right.

     

     

    I had an old teacher , Mr Burke , a good Tim , who lived in Clayslaps St. , not far from your stamping ground.

     

     

    Calypso Bar ? After my time probably.

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